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Chris Galea
Chris Galea

Perfectionism - Superpower or Supervillain

With thanks to Alex Hope, we have a very interesting new course by Jennifer Kamp on the radar

Is perfectionism a supervillian that is holding your clients back (and maybe even you)?

When perfectionism is a supervillain, it can lead to:

- Crippling fear of failure

- Constant self-criticism

- Difficulty achieving goals

This workshop will equip you as a therapist with the knowledge and practical tools to help your clients break free from the cycle of perfectionism and use self-compassion to build a meaningful, yet imperfect, life - while at the same time helping you unwind your own unhelpful perfectionistic habits.

In this workshop with Contextual Consulting you will:

- Learn evidence-based strategies to address unhelpful perfectionism, including how to:

- Identify the five processes of unhelpful perfectionism.

- Understand the root causes of these patterns.

- Use metaphors and practical exercises to help clients build greater psychological flexibility and self-compassion.

- Receive a toolkit packed with resources for you and your clients, including:

- Templates & scripts to guide conversations and interventions.

- Handouts & e-books for client education and self-practice.

- An edited excerpt from "The ACT Workbook for Perfectionism" to use as a guide.

- Explore the relationship between perfectionism, OCD, and eating disorders, and the unique link between perfectionism and neurodivergence.

- Focus on self-compassion with a full 2-hour module focused on mastering techniques that help clients manage their inner critic in constructive ways.

- Engage in discussions, case studies, and exercises to solidify your learning.

- Benefit personally from the workshop in lasting ways by having opportunities to apply these new skills to your work as a therapist and more broadly.

Delivered live online as 4 x 2-hour sessions, with sessions recorded

- When: Thursday 9, 16, 23, 30 May 2024

- Australia (AEST): 6:30 - 8:30 PM

- UK/RoI (BST): 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Learning objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

- Describe a concise functional, contextual behavioural formulation of helpful and unhelpful perfectionism

- Identify helpful and unhelpful perfectionistic behaviour patterns

- Explain how unhelpful perfectionistic patterns develop and are maintained

- Outline priorities for treatment that can build psychological flexibility and self-compassion in people struggling with perfectionism

- Describe several treatment strategies that can build psychological flexibility and self-compassion in people struggling with perfectionism, including:

- How to address entrenched and unhelpful behaviour patterns such as procrastination, checking, and avoidance

- How to recognise perfectionistic self-criticism and respond to it in more compassionate and flexible ways

- How to build a more flexible sense of self that extends beyond being ‘perfect’

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